National figures show that the South West has the highest number of rough sleepers per 1,000. In 2011 the official count for North Devon was 16 rough sleepers however early signs in 2012 show a slight increase in this number.
Here's a bit more information about the agencies involved in the sleep out, which work to reduce youth homelessness in North Devon.
An independent community based charity
Owned by a board of trustees from the local community and organisations
Works on a preventative basis to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping
Supported more than 190 people this year alone into affordable and suitable accommodation
Part of the Devon and Cornwall Housing group
Deliver services to enable people to move on to independent living
Has helped 98 per cent of its homeless clients into settled accommodation
For more information visit www.i-futures.co.uk or www.bpag-encompass.org.uk. To make a donation visit the Just Giving page for the sleep out at http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/team/thebigbarn staplesleepout